With the top end of the loaded welterweight division somewhat stalled out, Jaron Ennis is looking to inject a little life at 147 pounds and make a statement that he’s a title contender right now. Ennis will take the biggest step up of his career Saturday night when he faces rugged veteran Sergey Lipinets at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut (9 p.m. ET, Showtime).

Ennis (26-0, 24 KO) is coming off a disappointing fight with Chris van Heerden in December. Ennis was making easy work of van Heerden, but a clash of heads in the late stages of the opening round caused a nasty cut on the forehead of van Heerden, resulting in a doctor’s stoppage and a…

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